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Cyclists: how do you avoid going crazy?

Cyclists: how do you avoid going crazy? [more inside]
posted by KokuRyu on May 8, 2012 - 27 answers

I plan to remain an amateur, okay?

Given my cycling style, is there any point for me to go clipless/clip'n'straps/other sort of shoe-to-pedal attachment? [more inside]
posted by Hakaisha on Apr 26, 2012 - 33 answers

Shorten my bike commute

When should I expect to see a reduction in the amount of time I spend bike commuting? [more inside]
posted by crazycanuck on Apr 25, 2012 - 29 answers

Where to live in the land of the free?

Where would an outgoing, adventurous bachelor live, his primary interests being craft brew and bicycling? [more inside]
posted by Giggilituffin on Apr 23, 2012 - 40 answers

I'd like to be older when I die

I'm seriously thinking of never riding a bike again, having just had my second serious crash in just over a year - despite it being my default mode of transport since I was 12 years old. I don't really want to stop, but I also don't want to end up a vegetable or dead. What are some non-obvious defensive (bicycle) riding techniques for an experienced rider to start using? How do you force yourself to learn and use them after 20+ years of habit? [more inside]
posted by deadwax on Apr 20, 2012 - 58 answers

Steeper climbs, more intervals, or faster pace for century cycling training?

I'm signed up to do a century, a 100-mile bicycle ride, in a little over four weeks. Given the training that I've been doing, what are the best specific things I can do in the next month to get stronger and faster? [more inside]
posted by bluedaisy on Apr 19, 2012 - 14 answers

Cheap, bulk mens underwear in synthetic fabrics. For cycling. Aesthetics less-than-crucial.

Cheap men's synthetic underwear: nylon/spandex/polyester/etc. Would like approx 12 pair for bicycling. Flexible on style/aesthetics. Priority: inexpensive. [more inside]
posted by jjjjjjjijjjjjjj on Apr 12, 2012 - 8 answers

Parts of me are actually brave and awesome. Not this part of me.

I've been riding a bike since I was six. Please help me learn how to ride a bike. Apologies for length. [more inside]
posted by 2soxy4mypuppet on Apr 9, 2012 - 29 answers

Cycling shoes--what do I need to know before I buy?

Doing my first (sprint) triathalon in about 6 weeks and need to start looking into gear. I don't have real bike/spin shoes yet, only good sneakers, and I'm ready to bite the bullet and get some. Anything specific I should know before I go into the store and ask someone knowledgeable for advice? Are there different types or are all bike shoes pretty much equal? (For instance, I'd love if I could get one pair and it would work for spin class + both the bike and run portion of the tri.)
posted by lovingkindness on Mar 23, 2012 - 7 answers

Why do my knees hurt when cycling? And then suddenly not hurt...?

Why do my knees hurt when cycling? And then suddenly not hurt...? [more inside]
posted by sodium lights the horizon on Mar 15, 2012 - 24 answers

I want a Windows program to analyse GPS tracks in detail

Is there free or cheap software for analysing GPS tracks in detail? I want to be able to take a track produced by something like My Tracks (from an android phone) and look at it on my desktop computer, where I would like to zoom in on particular sections of the route: how fast was I going here? How steep is that hill? [more inside]
posted by alloneword on Jan 15, 2012 - 11 answers

aerodynamic (dis)advantage of a recumbent bike roof

Is there any chance that the recumbent version of "veltop" reduces (total) drag? [more inside]
posted by Akeem on Dec 24, 2011 - 4 answers

Florida Keys Biking

Advice on bike riding on Florida Keys [more inside]
posted by pakora1 on Dec 18, 2011 - 10 answers

(B)Icicle toes

Cold weather cyclists: how do you keep your feet warm riding in ~40F weather for 20 or 30 miles? [more inside]
posted by mandymanwasregistered on Dec 6, 2011 - 29 answers

Looking for secluded getaway between L.A. and San Diego, via train and bicycle.

I'm looking for a secluded, peaceful cabin or hotel within cycling distance of any of the Amtrak Surfliner stations south of Los Angeles (Laguna Niguel, San Juan Capistrano, San Clemente, Oceanside, Solana Beach, San Diego). It's for a short December getaway. Any recommendations?
posted by Conductor71 on Nov 28, 2011 - 2 answers

Two wheels one girl

Why are road bikes and cycling accessories so expensive? or, where can I get more affordable ones? [more inside]
posted by danceswithlight on Nov 9, 2011 - 29 answers

Seeking the most bicycle-friendly cities on earth

What are some nice cities that are totally bicycle-friendly, and when should we go? [more inside]
posted by coolguymichael on Nov 8, 2011 - 46 answers

I am not racing, I just want to get here and there.

I find my road bike terrifying. Can you help? [more inside]
posted by stormygrey on Oct 5, 2011 - 39 answers

Moving to San Diego from New York

Moving to San Diego in December. Some questions about location, lifestyle and prices inside. [more inside]
posted by falameufilho on Oct 3, 2011 - 12 answers

Help me find a giant commuting backpack!

Help me find a backpack for commuting use that can carry a ton of stuff and maybe isn't a rolltop. [more inside]
posted by rachelpapers on Oct 3, 2011 - 17 answers

Spring Classics in Belgium

Belgians or Cyclists or Belgian Cyclists: Help me plan a spring trip to Belgium. [more inside]
posted by TheWhiteSkull on Sep 29, 2011 - 7 answers

Help me ride like I have wings!

What are the things you'd wish you'd known or done the first time you did the Houston-Austin BP MS 150? [more inside]
posted by chrisfromthelc on Sep 26, 2011 - 3 answers

I need ideas for promoting winter bicycling!

Give me your great ideas for promoting winter cycling in frigid Wisconsin! [more inside]
posted by yomimono on Sep 13, 2011 - 8 answers

Recommend me some safe central London cycle routes to ride for fun.

Is it possible to do boris-biking for fun and exercise? I'm visiting the capital next week, and looking for recommendations of very quiet or ideally traffic-free routes in London - central enough to be able to do in a series of <30m boris-bike hires. Hyde Park and Regents Park are obvious options - are there any others?
posted by handee on Sep 2, 2011 - 3 answers

Breaker breaker, what's your twenty?

Are there wireless radios and microphones appropriate for bicyclists to communicate with each other?? [more inside]
posted by werkzeuger on Aug 27, 2011 - 6 answers

Best respirator for winter cycling?

What's the best (okay, a good) respirator for bicycling through winter inversion? [more inside]
posted by BleachBypass on Aug 26, 2011 - 7 answers

Bicycle tires -- a primer for commuters..

Tell me everything I need to know about tires and tubes for my new daily commute on a bicycle! [more inside]
posted by thehandsomecamel on Aug 20, 2011 - 22 answers

What are some good places for cycling around Hudson, NY?

I'm spending a couple of weeks in Hudson, NY and I brought my bike with me, hoping for some nice rides along some quiet country roads. However, after scouting the area by car, I'm having second thoughts - the traffic around here is quite heavy! Do you know of some good places for riding a bike around Hudson, Columbia County and vicinity? [more inside]
posted by gertzedek on Aug 2, 2011 - 7 answers

Wanted: Non-sweet energy gels

Wanted: Non-sweet energy gels [more inside]
posted by statsgirl on Aug 1, 2011 - 8 answers

Bike trainer for someone with a knee problem?

Which wind trainer would be ok for me, given my injured knee and fairly limited budget? [more inside]
posted by SuperSquirrel on Jul 30, 2011 - 3 answers

Theft prevention strategies for bike lights

How do I keep my bike light from getting stolen? [more inside]
posted by andrewpendleton on Jul 26, 2011 - 21 answers

Terribly confused looking for a bike

What should I be looking for in buying a bike? [more inside]
posted by KChasm on Jul 26, 2011 - 6 answers

Heave ho, mateys. Help me cycle across water. Lake Michigan, to be precise.

Seeking water crossing from Upper Peninsula (Michigan) to Washington Island (Door County, Wisconsin). [more inside]
posted by letahl on Jul 24, 2011 - 4 answers

Virginia Creeper Trail: Virtual TrailGuide Wanted

Virginia Creeper Trail: Hints and Hacks! [more inside]
posted by shortyJBot on Jul 21, 2011 - 4 answers

Help keep my phone safe on bike rides.

I'd like to take my smartphone (HTC Hero) with me when I'm cycling and use it as a trip computer. Problem: I'm nervous that I'll be taking it home in pieces. Are there any smartphone bike mounts that will secure my Hero to the bike as well as protect it in the event that I crash?
posted by talkingmuffin on Jul 21, 2011 - 6 answers

Where can I watch the Tour de France in Portland?

Where can I watch Tour de France coverage in Portland on July 2nd? [more inside]
posted by bradbane on Jun 25, 2011 - 1 answer

Cycling Holidays in Europe?

Anyone have suggestions for awesome, beginner cycling vacations in Europe? [more inside]
posted by caoimhe on Jun 21, 2011 - 10 answers

Help me choose the right lenses for my sunglasses

What combination of lenses should I buy for my new Oakley Flak Jackets, for year-round cycle commuting? [more inside]
posted by genesta on Jun 17, 2011 - 4 answers

Cogs are meant to rotate forward, not move left and right.

I had to remove the cassette on my rear wheel to replace a broken spoke. There is now a small amount of movement between the cogs. Is this a problem? [more inside]
posted by chmmr on Jun 15, 2011 - 13 answers

Help me stay off the bus this summer!

YANMD: Recently I've been experiencing terrible leg soreness/fatigue when riding my bike. It starts almost immediately, and lasts through the whole ride (longest stretch is about 3 or 4 miles through the city). I'm looking for suggestions for lessening or preventing it, so that I can continue to ride around town. [more inside]
posted by swingbraid on Jun 15, 2011 - 12 answers

Been hit by a bus... What next?

This morning I was hit by a bus while cycling to work. I'm not badly hurt but currently in hospital waiting to have my shoulder checked and cuts cleaned out. I'm in London, England. The bus driver was 100% to blame. The police have taken a statement from me and I have two phone numbers from witnesses. What should I be doing now to make sure I receive adequate compensation and the driver is dealt with appropriately?
posted by ascullion on Jun 13, 2011 - 12 answers

Newbie to Spin Class

Recently discovered spinning and am LOVING it as a workout. Any long time spinners have any tips for success? How many times a week should a person spin? Does it really burn crazy amounts of calories? (130 pound woman) Any other info for the newbie? Thanks so much!
posted by Equiprimordial on Jun 5, 2011 - 8 answers

Cycle computer for a nerd?

Fat nerd gets mountain bike. Fat nerd wants to nerd out with his derp out by having the nerdiest cycle computer on the block, but I don't know where to start. [more inside]
posted by SpecialK on Jun 4, 2011 - 14 answers

Bicycle routes in Vancouver BC

Cycling visit to Vancouver BC. Where should I stay, where should I ride? [more inside]
posted by cccorlew on Jun 4, 2011 - 2 answers

Cycling newbie looking for things to read

I just bought a racing bike. I know next to nothing about cycling. Where do I start? [more inside]
posted by wolfr on May 28, 2011 - 16 answers

cycling to Stonehenge or Avebury?

Looking for a bit of info about cycling Salisbury-Stonehenge or Swindon-Avebury... [more inside]
posted by SymphonyNumberNine on May 27, 2011 - 6 answers

Shimano derailleur is derailing me all right...

Help a cycling newbie's bike love her as much as she loves it! I think I have a problem with my Shimano derailleur. [more inside]
posted by WidgetAlley on May 23, 2011 - 12 answers

The Road to RAGBRAI

Suggestions for a RAGBRAI newbie? Mid-forties male, experienced bicycle rider, working on getting into shape for the ride. [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on May 4, 2011 - 4 answers

Riding the roads of northern New Jersey

Help me figure out where to ride my road bike in northern New Jersey. I'm looking for a 20- to 30-mile ride in a rural(ish) area--or at least some place where there are as few cars as possible. [more inside]
posted by bassomatic on Apr 30, 2011 - 11 answers

Mental Biking

Tips on getting mentally prepared for my first mountain bike race. [more inside]
posted by Hands of Manos on Apr 18, 2011 - 11 answers

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